16 No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes for Summer
No-bake desserts reign supreme in the summertime. They're simple, yet oh-so-satisfying, and they offer the added bonus of a temporary reprieve from the heat. And when it comes to warm-weather gatherings, nothing hits quite like a slice of chilly cheesecake. Keep that oven turned off and cool down with these no-bake cheesecakes that all set nicely in the fridge or freezer. You'll end up with a refreshing, yet still luxurious dessert.
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
You only need a packet of Jell-O to bring fruity sweetness to your no-bake cheesecake. Letting this sit in the freezer instead of the fridge will make slicing much easier.
Grandma's No-Bake Cheesecake
This no-bake cheesecake recipe has been in community member Jennifer Horace's family for generations, so you know it's a keeper. If you want a denser cheesecake, mix by hand instead of with an electric mixer.
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake
If you're looking for a no-bake cheesecake with some tartness, try this no-bake lemon cheesecake recipe. Chill your beaters before mixing to help get stiff peaks in your evaporated milk — they should form within two to three minutes.
Banana Split Cheesecake
A beloved sundae tastes even better when its flavors are translated into a no-bake dessert. It helps to make the crust in advance, or simply use a pre-made pie shell. You can also store the crust in the freezer before adding the filling to prevent sogginess.
No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake
Chef John's simple no-bake cheesecake is exactly the dessert you need at your Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day celebration. The grated lemon zest gives this dessert a more unique flavor, which only improves the longer it sits in the fridge.
No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
This no-bake Greek yogurt cheesecake is proof that better-for-you desserts can still be delicious. Browning the butter for the crust adds a touch of indulgence that'll elevate any pie.
Laurie's Amaretto Mousse Cheesecake
This no-bake cheesecake is so creamy and gorgeous, people will be surprised it didn't come from a specialty shop. Take it up a notch by topping it with fresh raspberries, sliced almonds, and a chocolate drizzle.
Clarke Cheesecake Pie
This no-bake dessert looks like a pie, but tastes like a cheesecake. Whip up some heavy cream and fold it in for a lighter, fluffier dessert.
No Bake Sugar Free Strawberry Cheesecake
Anybody with a sugar sensitivity or diabetes will appreciate this no-bake cheesecake, which gets its sweetness from sugar-free pudding mix and fresh strawberries. This dessert isn't truly sugar-free as written, since plain Graham crackers contain a bit of sugar, but that can easily be amended by substituting in sugar-free Graham crackers or cookie crumbles.
"Fruit Smoothie" No-Bake Cheesecake from PHILADELPHIA®
This no-bake cheesecake made with fresh berries is luscious without being overly sweet. For a firmer cheesecake, assemble in a springform pan and freeze.
No Bake Cheesecake II
"My Mom used to make [this recipe] all of the time," says community member Jasmine Viera. "Make sure you mix the cream cheese and sugar for 5 minutes plus. This will help work out the grainy texture."
Double Layer No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
This no-bake cheesecake looks and tastes impressive, but it's super easy to make and only takes a little over an hour. For even more delicious results, make your own whipped topping and use fresh strawberries.
"I have been looking for this recipe for years! My birthday is in August and growing up as a child in the hot and humid Midwest summers my mother always made this for me as my birthday cake," says community member ANITASW. "She died suddenly 10 years ago before I was ever able to get this recipe from her. I tried to recreate it on my own and could never do it. This is the one! Thank you Dodie (and your mother) so much for making my childhood memories come true!"
The Best Unbaked Cherry Cheesecake Ever
Once you try this no-bake cheesecake, you'll never want a baked cheesecake again. The filling is light and fluffy, and it gets a pleasant sweetness from the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
Chocolate-Berry No-Bake Cheesecake
This no-bake cheesecake tastes rich, but remains light at the same time. Anyone who's a fan of chocolate or mousse needs to give this recipe a try. If you can't find Cool Whip Dips, combine regular Cool Whip with chocolate instant pudding mix.
No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake
Need a last-minute crowd-pleaser for a potluck or family gathering? This no-bake cheesecake is here to help. Add whatever fillings or toppings you like — fruit, especially raspberries, pair beautifully with white chocolate.